by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
The Buncombe County Commissioners tried out their new format of holding public comment prior to the meeting. It seemed to work well. Chair David Gantt had advocated for rearranging the format to allow people a chance to share before votes are cast. The most memorable comment came from a lady asking how much the president’s visit cost the taxpayers and requesting that the president spread his star-power advertising around and patronize a different BBQ joint the next time.